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and i injured my back. i was shocked at the cost of the care. i am in the health-care industry. there is not transparency. we are good consumers. the affordable care act moves us the wrong direction. >> should we legislate information? as long as the system is made good -- >> we do not legislate information purchasing. people are quite capable of making decisions for themselves. what happens in the health-care industry is it is complex and when you are sick and ill and lying on your back in a hospital you're not in the best position to negotiate price or care. >> or read a pamphlet or do whatever else. >> this is -- this is about educating people before they come in. the challenge is if people do not have to pay for themselves. transparency is not sufficient. moving away from fee-for-service is an important part for that. we have celebrated the fifth anniversary. all the hospitals and long-term care facilities, most of the providers have signed up. if you go to a position and you have an x-ray down someplace else in the state, instead of having to get the film version of that,
requirement -- reforming the health-care system, spending millions to try to keep us from reforming wall street, engineering a strategy by refusing to compromise on ideas that most democrats and republicans in the past have supported. what they're counting on now was that he will be so worn down by all the squabbling, so worn down by all the dysfunction that he was to give up, walk away, and put them back into power. in other words, there bet is on cynicism. my bet is on you. [applause] my fight is for your . -- my fight is for you. if the other party wants to be with me in that fight, i will work with them. there were republicans and help us repeal do not ask, do not tell. when they are about broadening opportunity in the middle class, we can work together, but as long as i'm president i will work with anybody of any party to move this country forward. i will work with anyone, but i'm not just going to cut a deal to kick students of all financial aid or gets rid of funding for planned parenthood or let's insurance companies discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions or eli
and die in our health-care system because we have corporate politicians in washington from both parties. we need to push back against that. >> with so much money pouring out from outside resources, how can you assure people you put them first? >> it is because of how i raced. i was raised. i want to say hello to my dad. i love you, dad. when i was growing up, working in a small business, i learned how decisions in washington and springfield can adversely affect or positively affect the way he operates a business. affects the ability to hire, to create jobs. i learned appreciation for public policy because of those conversations. upon graduation 20 years ago, i decided to go into public service. i am proud of the public service i have provided constituents in the 19th congressional district. that is what we are talking about in this campaign. it is because of that experience that i believe there -- i want to go in and make the tough decisions necessary and be comfortable telling nancy pelosi no, just like john boehner no. the only pledge i will make is to save the constituents of the 13t
to control the cost of healthcare. the cost of health care is the real problem. >> i am very proud of the work we did to reform health care in this country. a father came up to me in the middle of that debate and encapsulated what it meant for his family. he said, my daughter has epilepsy. when she pops out in her coverage and is no longer eligible because she's too old, there is not a single insurance plan that will take care. that is what health insurance reform means to me, he said. we did some very good things in that bill. we made sure insurance companies can no longer discriminate against people for pre-existing conditions. we made sure that we cannot cancel your coverage after you have been paying for years and years. we made sure that kids could stay on their parents' plans up to 26. we did not cut one benefit from the medicare program. what we did is we took the subsidies that were going to insurance companies, we put them back into the medicare program. we made it better. we closed the doughnut hole. >> you highlight the things that received broad bipartisan support. thos
-for- profit health-careization in california we have known for a long time that we've had to have affordable quality health care. it is all our responsibility. under the affordable care act, we are first beginning to do what we need to do to reform health care system to make it affordable for all of us. i would like to put my children back on to health care until they're 26. i also like the fact no one is a slave to their jobs when it comes to pre-existing conditions. whether governor romney becomes president and we are quite sure how romneycare or obamacare, it is a collaborative effort between private, public, state and local government, and the federal government. >> the affordable care act is anything about affordable. 85% of people have health insurance and were getting along quite fine. and we have discombobulated the whole country at a cost of $2.6 trillion with all kinds of regulations, all kinds of government intrusion. frankly, we as a state in utah did better by ourselves. we did not need the federal government to tell us what to do or how. we have one of the health care systems t
small businesses that provided women healthcare plans that -- >> your response to those two, is that right? >> actually it's wrong. it's disingenuous to paint it that way. i did vote to fund the government. so if you remember early on in this term we had to fund the government to keep the doors open. so i wanted to make sure seniors got their checks and men and women putting their life on the line for us were able to feed their familiarries. to make sure gove ran. i was the only republican to speak out to say we need to make sure planned parenthood keeps it's funding. to suggest otherwise. [inaudible] >> if you take a look at "the daily herald" they said these attemptes to blatantly misrepresent my record are troubling at the least. >> i'm not misrepresenting your record. you voted for the bill that would defund plant parenthood. it didn't become law and the government didn't shut down. >> let me jump ahead to a topic later. your opponent says on the 20 most important post you didn't break with your leaders once and that led the tea party congress to the fringe. what is your
. that will continue to stress the health-care system as it tries to recover. again, we are working to support the states as they are dealing with all the issues. the public can do a lot by being cautious in this recovery. even though the storm may be improving in some areas, the danger of may still exist. >> operator, next question. >> the next question is from usa today. >> where is the most likelihood of the river flooding? where is that the most likely in the next couple of days? >> this is rick. based on the river gauges that a number of us have been monitoring, it looks like most of those will be in the new jersey-pennsylvania area. that would not be the only place. i do not want let anybody off the hook about what could a leader in sue because there is a lot more rain that could fall -- what could ensue because there is a lot more rain that could fall. >> the next question is from the joe davidson of washington post. >> can you tell me how many employees you have deployed and where they are? >> i would not even begin to be able to count. fema had over 1500 people yesterday. that is not
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